Yemi Alade, via social media, unveiled the album art and track-listing of her third studio album “Black Magic“.
The 15-track LP arrives after the enormous success of her sophomore album “Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman”.
The “Black Magic” album features Nigerian hip hop stars Olamide and Falz, while boasting production credits from V-Tek, KrizBeatz, Young D, Sess, Fliptyce, IAmBeat, Philkeyz, 2Kriss, Sarz, Echo and DJ Coublon.
Yemi Alade’s success is unmistakable and incredibly inspiring being that she had her beginings in a music competition.
This African songstress shot into the music scene with banger ‘Johnny’ that received an overwhelming amount of support and airplay accross the continent, so much so that at 70 million views on YouTube, it is one of the most viewed African Music Videos and (as confirmed by YouTube) the most watched African Music Video by an African female artist.
‘Johnny’, a jam written about a neighborhood player who manages to con a number f girls into thinking that they are all exclusively with him only for all of them to realize (rather dramatically) that they are in fact not, has become the video to grant Yemi this great feat, feat that comes at quite a busy time in her career.
Yemi who featured on last season’s Coke Studio is currently a coach on the ongoing season of The Voice Nigeria yet continues to soar high on charts with previous releases, ‘Want You‘, ‘Ferrari‘, ‘TumBum‘ and most recently, ‘Charliee’.
Released back in 2014, enjoy the highly acclaimed video to ‘Johnny’ below.
Nigerian Afro-pop singer Yemi Alade is set to release an EP titled “Mama Afrique (The Extended Play)”.
Yemi took to Instagram to share the news saying the project will contain remixes, new songs and remakes of original songs off the Mama Africa sophomore album. Though an exact date has not been announced yet, the statement said the project would be released in the first quarter of 2017.
Meanwhile, she has released a French version to one of the lead singles off her “Mama Africa” project entitled “Ferrari” produced by DJ Coublon.
The highly anticipated EP is a continuation of her sophomore album, “Mama Africa (The Diary of an African Woman)” which was released in 2016.
Yemi Alade has opened her account for 2017 with the official music video to one of her single’s entitled “Sugar n Spice”. The song is the 17th track off her sophomore album “Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman”. The GospelOnDeBeatz produced mid-tempo reggae and R&B fusion, follows-up Alade’s high-octane Selebobo produced “Tumbum” which has amassed over 3 million views on YouTube in less than 2 months.
The fashionista has had a good 2016 and seems to be kicking off her 2017 in the same high note. The video was directed by Ovié Étseyatsé and showcases a different side of her artistry, reaffirming the fact that she is arguably Africa’s most versatile and talented act.
The #MTVMAMA2016 and #MTVMAMA2015 “Best Female” winner Yemi Alade has released a witty and humorous music video for the Selebobo produced “Tumbum”, off her acclaimed sophomore album “Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman”.
The afro-pop dance anthem “Tumbum” serves as the sixth single off the “Mama Africa” album, and arrives after her new singles “Gucci Ferragamo” and “Want You”.
Yemi plays a restaurant cook who serves up tasty jollof and fufu in a rural Nigerian community with a playful story line starring Nollywood stars Ime Bishop Umoh and Beverly Osu, who bring in great humor to the video.
This video proves beyond doubt that the way to a man’s heart is through his tummy as Ime Bishop who plays the part of the man torn between two ladies( one of them being Yemi Alade) who cook like pros, just can’t get enough of their jolof and beans. So is it the food he loves or the two ladies and who finally wins his heart? Watch the video here to find out.
As part of a Q&A with The FADER. The queen of afo-beats explained the importance of the videos theme, “In Nigeria, food isn’t just for consumption but is a cultural representation. Different states in the country are known for their indigenous delicacies.”